World Series of Barbecue®

We’re cooking up something amazing for 2018! The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® will return to the Kansas Speedway September 13 – 16.

We heard your feedback and we agree! The last two years have shown the Speedway to be a great location for the Barbecue and we’re pleased to be returning for a third year at this venue.

The addition of a dynamic public festival at last year’s event was an incredible success. Over 50,000 of you joined us over the weekend and we achieved record setting attendance on Saturday. In 2018 the nation’s premiere BBQ competition will once again feature more public events and activities, including incredible live music, delicious BBQ and local food, an ‘all things BBQ’ Marketplace and of course, a full line up of kid’s activities that will entertain even the littlest of BBQ enthusiasts.

The Barbecue is the best party in Kansas City and with even more to see and do, AND EAT this year, it’s a must attend event.

So mark your calendars. Tell your friends. And stay tuned here for more details. See you at the Speedway.

More Details


September 13
12:00 am


​The Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66111